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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10757783
Australian Federal Police Closing date: Thursday, 12 September 2019
Job Title: Forensics Coordinator (expected vacancy)
Division: Specialist Operations
Branch: Forensics
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $147,391 - $194,487
Location: Canberra - ACT
Agency Classification: Executive Level Employee
Position No: Vacancy 1534

Job Description


The Forensics Coordinator is critical to the delivery of operational outcomes, providing personal, technical and organisational leadership across a number of capability areas and teams within the Chief Scientist Portfolio.

AFP Forensics provides forensic science and technical intelligence capabilities in close support to the AFP, its agency partners and other law enforcement agencies. AFP Forensics also contributes to offshore operational outcomes and international capacity building and seeks to strengthen relationships with domestic and international organisations, including academia.


This advistisement is for multiple Forensic Coordinator positions across a number or technical competencies. The technical requirements vary dependent on the role. However, all roles require an applicant with proven senior leadership ability.

As the successful applicant, you must provide strong leadership to:

- Achieve operational impact
- lead with authority, innovation and technical credibility across the AFP and external networks to advance forensic science and technical capabilities
- promote cultural and organisational health
- Provide strategic direction to the Forensics portfolio
- Provide technical and strategic advice to AFP Executive and government
- Build and sustain internal and external networks relationships
- Manage resources effectively to achieve priority outcomes, mitigate risks and comply with governance framework
- Represent the AFP at specialist fora
- Build the AFP’s next generation of forensics specialist by guiding, mentoring and developing team leaders and team members

Further information regarding the requirements of each role can be found on the AFP Vacancies page.



- Meet the role requirements outlined in the candidate information pack provided on the AFP Career page.
- To be eligible you must be an Australian Citizen.
- This position requires the successful candidate to obtain a Negative Vetting 2 Security Clearance.


This recruitment process will create a merit pool to fill future roles that may arise over the next 12 months.

About Australian Federal Police 

The mission of the AFP is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.

As an inclusive organisation, the AFP provides opportunity for all Australians to fairly gain employment in the AFP. We appreciate that everyone is unique and acknowledge that diversity in thought leads to greater transparency and improved consideration in our decision making. To support our employees we also provide flexible work arrangements.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Dr Sarah Benson, 02 5127 4071,
Position Contact: Dr Sarah Benson, 02 5127 4071
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS34-Thu - 22 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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